Melinda Mehfar

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Get Stronger Abs in 30 Minutes With This At-Home Pilates Routine

Strengthening your abs isn’t about fitting into your skinny jeans. Having a strong midsection improves your posture, balance, and alignment and can …

Exercise

This Difficult-to-Wear Skirt Helped to Break Down Class Barriers

Today cage crinoline seems like the worst kind of antiquity, but at the time it actually freed up women across race and class lines.<p>In 2015, as part of a broader effort to excise Confederate symbology, the University of Georgia banned hoop skirts at official Greek functions. Administrators and …

Skirts

The Best Stain Resistant Clothing Items, Tested

It's not overdramatic to say that spilling a cup of coffee or a glass of red wine on your outfit has the power to legitimately ruin your day. Which is why one of the most useful advances in wearable technology isn’t pants that can tell you what time it is or a tee that can analyze your workout, but …

TubShroom Review: Why You Might Actually Want to Buy This "As Seen on TV” Drain Hair Catcher

"<i>Your hair/it's everywhere</i>"—Dashboard Confessional; “Screaming Infidelities”, 2001.<p>Who remembers this little screamo ditty from the early aughts? (The video included clips of baby, pre-<i>Breaking Bad</i> Aaron Paul from an MTV movie called <i>Wasted</i>.) Whenever the song comes on, my husband claims it was …

Outfit for winter with a coat and Wellington boots by ferned featuring black rubber boots MINKPINK twisted tee, 53 AUD / Topshop navy jersey, 155 AUD / Topshop stretchy skinny jeans, 85 AUD / Hunter...

ABOUT<p>Welcome to styleselection, a fashion blog run by Emma. I'm 20 years old and currently a communications student at university and blogger. This …

20 Korean Beauty Products Every Woman Needs to Try

Korean beauty is seriously the gift that keeps on giving. Now that we're all familiar with essences and mists, it's about time to learn about the next amazing innovations: clay cleansers that get foamy, super-powered sunscreen, and an egg-laced mask (complete in an egg-shaped package). Make some …

The 18 Coolest Holiday Gifts of 2015: Here's What Our Editors Are Giving This Year

We saw all of the presents—and just made your job way easier.<p>We saw <i>all</i> of the presents—and just made your job way easier. In fact, your bestie and boss and Secret Santa recipient are going to think you're the classiest, most thoughtful gift-giver of the season. We're a little exhausted, but …

Decorations

Here Are the 50 Healthiest, Tastiest Packaged Foods You Can Put in Your Cart

Grab-and-go just got way better for you.

These Single-Serve Thanksgiving Dishes Come in the Perfect Portion Sizes

Oh, and they taste AMAZING, too.

10 New Fall Books That Should Be On Your Nightstand

I can't wait to get my hands on all of these books! From the soul-soothing words of Brene Brown to the historical observations of Margo Jefferson, there's something here for everyone.<p><i>Rising Strong</i> by Brene' Brown -- Getting back up after failing is the theme of Brown's newest book of inspiration. …

Does a DIY Gel Manicure Work as Well as the Real Thing? We Investigate.

I have a kind of love/hate relationship with manicures. I love nice, painted nails, but my frustration knows no end when it chips the day after I spent 30 minutes making it look perfect. Same goes for getting them done at the salon. Throw down $15 for something that’ll probably get messed up …

Manicures

6 Legitimate Reasons to Get Boozy When You’re on a Diet

Yup, you read that right.<p><i>This article was written by Meghan Rabbit and provided by our partners at</i> Eat Clean<i>.</i><p>Talk to any dietitian about proven ways to drop a few pounds and hitting the sauce—whether it's béchamel or brandy—isn't likely to be among his or her suggestions. However, your next happy …

Selena Gomez Proves the Power of the Fashion Make-Under

We’re oft treated to stars looking done up both on and off the red carpet, but this year has ushered in a new look for Hollywood’s A-list: the make-under. **Lady Gaga’**s evolution from meat dress to streamlined sophisticate was guided by stylist and designer <b>Brandon Maxwell</b>, <b>Sienna Miller</b> eschewed …

Selena Gomez

9 Sauerkraut Recipes So Simple, You’ll Never Buy ‘Kraut Again

<i>Header image: CHOW</i>If you love sauerkraut, it’s almost as easy to make your own batch at home as it is to buy a jar at the store. You can customize …

Recipes

7 Meditation Apps to Try Now

In this overstimulated and hyper-distracted digital age, with a jam-packed schedule and abundance of choices at every juncture, making time (and brain space) for meditation—the self-proclaimed secret weapon of everyone from <b>Gisele Bündchen</b> to <b>Arianna Huffington</b>—can feel next to impossible.<p>Ask around, …

Meditation

What was life like for a medieval housewife?

“A woman’s work is never done!” as my mother used to say in the 1960s, when she cared for our family of five and assorted pets, while working as a …

Literature

DNA carries traces of past events meaning poor lifestyle can affect future generations

Scientists now know that our DNA is being altered all the time by environment, lifestyle and traumatic events<p>Genetic faults caused by trauma, poor lifestyle or environmental stress can be passed down to future generations, scientists at the University of Cambridge have discovered.<p>Previously large …

Genetics

Abandoned Castles, Châteaux And City Halls Showcase The Beauty Of Emptiness

Photographer Matt Emmett has traveled all around the world capturing beautiful buildings for his work, Forgotten Heritage Photography. He has devoted his life to shedding light on what he calls "ruins and abandonment," turning old, dilapidated buildings into beautiful imagery.<p>"These places that …

10 (More) Gorgeous Colorized Photos That Put History In A New Light

For the history buffs of the world, we imagine there are few experiences as fulfilling as poring over volume after volume of black-and-white photographs, hunting for that rare shot of a notable figure or iconic location.<p>As for the rest of us, we'll be trolling Reddit. Their ongoing thread of …

8 weird and wonderful Victorian discoveries

<b>In her book, Great Victorian Discoveries: Astounding Revelations and Misguided Assumptions, Caroline Rochford examines some of the incredible</b> …

Charles Darwin

4 Healthy Foods That Fight Gas

Consider them nature’s Beano.<p>It’s a nutrition catch 22: A lot of healthy foods are packed with fiber (good), but that fiber can leave you feeling bloated and gassy (not so good). Luckily, you don’t have to make a beeline for the Beano every time you chow down on greens. We chatted with Keri Gans, …

Cinco de Mayo Recipes for the Ultimate Fiesta

Dust off that blender and get ready to whip up those margaritas, because Cinco de Mayo is upon us. Take advantage of the holiday to throw a Mexican …

Cooking

The Inside Story of the Civil War for the Soul of NBC News

Brian Williams’s fabrication was just the latest, and worst, of the debacles that have plagued NBC News since NBCUniversal was bought by Comcast in 2011. Who is to blame?<p>On the afternoon of Wednesday, February 4, the beleaguered head of NBC News, 47-year-old Deborah Turness, dropped into a chair in …

Journalism

Weegee’s Menacing New York

A new book celebrates the darkest work of the nocturnal tabloid photographer.<p>To live in New York is to witness a city in constant transformation: the sudden rise of glass condos sheltering phantom czarinas; crusty dive bars replaced with 24 hour ATMs; the classic red-sauce joint co-opted by a …

Beauty Must-Have: The Best Does-It-All Rose Balm

A luxe lip balm, body and face moisturizer and cuticle cream in one.<p>For me, the hardest part of packing for a trip isn't choosing which shoes or clothes to bring—it's figuring out how to pare down my skin care products. I have this completely irrational fear that if I'm stuck with only one …

Moroccan Meatball and Egg Tagine | Mark's Daily Apple

January 04, 2014<p>By Worker Bee<p>For breakfast or dinner, a meatball tagine hits the spot. Warmly spiced tomato sauce and meatballs are simmered together …

Recipes

Grain-Free Yuca Cheese Rolls

Yuca rolls (or cheese rolls) are very dangerous. When left to my own devices, I could kill a whole batch of these by myself. Luckily, I now have more …

Simple Skirt Steak with Chimichurri Sauce – An Easy Dinner Recipe | My Man’s Belly

15 comments<p>Skirt steak is a pretty tough cut of meat. Usually, to tame the tough, we cook tough meat for hours to break it down and make it tender …

Homemade Furikake

SLOW COOKED SALMON WITH MEYER LEMON RELISH

Today, I want to share something fun and summery - just the kind of recipe we all could use in our repertoire - an easy, scrumptious dish to feed a …